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American Architecture and Urbanism

Register for this Fall 2023 course at the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website for American Architecture and Urbanism Section 1 In-Person and American Architecture and Urbanism Section 2 online.
We will survey 400-plus years of the stunningly diverse architecture of the United States, with particular attention on the nation’s cities and towns. We will look at the colonial town plans of New Haven, Williamsburg, and Savannah, as well as the Greek Revival that swept the country, the French influence in New Orleans, and the style of the national capitol. We will examine the growth of giant cities such as Philadelphia and Chicago, the growth of suburbia (including Frank Lloyd Wright’s Oak Park), the great World’s Fairs, the development of West Coast vernaculars, and much more, in a course that will enrich your travels across the country. Fall 2023 tuition is $649.
Registration at least three weeks prior to the course start date is highly recommended

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the evolution of architecture in American cities and suburbia
  • Familiarity with different architectural styles and related terminology

Ideal for

  • Architecture enthusiasts
  • The curious and creative
  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in between
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.